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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

"Hats off to the staff at this amazing resort, from the moment we checked-in we could feel the warm hospitality and genuine smiles wherever we went."

CHIN - September 16, 2019

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Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Liwa Desert, Qasr Al Sarab Road 1, Jereirah, Jereirah, United Arab Emirates, 126888 - See map
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.6 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.6 rating for service
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.4 facilities on premise
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 94% of guests

Highly recommended.

John | December 30, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Hot tub

  • Sauna

Value for money8.6
Distance to city center200 km
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
1 Bedroom Pool Villa
1 Bedroom Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 92 m²/990 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Royal Pavilion Private Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
Royal Pavilion Private Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
Three Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 210 m²/2260 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
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  • Room size: 190 m²/2045 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 190 m²/2045 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Three Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool
Three Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool
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  • Room size: 210 m²/2260 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed & 2...
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2 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
2 Bedroom Pool Villa With Breakfast
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  • Room size: 178 m²/1916 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Royal Pavilion Pool Villa
Royal Pavilion Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 120 m²/1292 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Balcony Room
Deluxe Balcony Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
One Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa - Winter Exclusive
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  • Room size: 130 m²/1399 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

What is the smoking policy at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara?

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Beautiful, isolated desert retreat, rooms and facilities were also lovely, helpful service."

    Shazia

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    December 24, 2017

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Wonderful hotel in a unique location in the midst of the Empty Quarter dunes."

    Stuart

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    March 19, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Hotel is excellent, good location, customer service and people are excellent."

    Carolyn

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    April 7, 2018

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Overall rating:
9.3
Exceptional
402 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
9.4
Location
9.3
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More about Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, located in the largest sand desert in the world, provides exclusive rooms that are comparable to palaces. Offering 196 excellent villas, their clients can also access amenities such as private pools, outdoor terraces, and covered day beds. They are excellent for business and vacation visitors alike. Experience the Arabian lifestyle by camel riding through the sandy desert, watching bejeweled dancers’ dance to the beat of the drum, and soak yourself with rare Arabian oils. For business travelers, amenities like excellent meeting facilities capable of accommodating up to 150 people, a suitable environment for conducting business, and audio-visual equipment for presentations make for a conducive environment. A luxurious resort full of color and life, discover your inner royalty at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara.

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Swimming Pool
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Food & Dining
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What they offer

9.2
Exceptional
Staff 

"Beautiful rooms, excellent food, great pool and, above all, ..."

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March 19, 2020

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Halal

Restaurants on site

Al Waha
Cuisine:International, Middle Eastern
Menu:A-la-carte
Suhail
Cuisine:Steakhouse
Menu:Buffet
Al Falaj
Cuisine:Middle Eastern
Menu:A-la-carte

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Reviews of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara from real guests

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Cleanliness9.6
Facilities9.4
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.6
Value for money8.6
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9.3
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

Dramatic location for a desert experience”

Location; design; staff; a great match for the environment.

Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort is a superb way to get an authentic taste of one of the world's great natural environments. It is far enough away to feel a little remote, but the journey is not taxing. Surrounded by dunes, the hotel has been designed with a real feel for heritage, custom and environment. Guest are free to walk off into the surrounding area, which is accessible and safe if a little common sense is used. Rooms are extremely comfortable, and staff well trained, friendly and natural. Whe we had a problem, they were efficiently helpful. The pool area is beautifully designed. Food is good, though options a little limited with one of us vegetarian. Breakfast superb. We were in a Garden Room - which is lovely unless you have a noisy family next door. The hotel were very accommodating in moving us. For guaranteed privacy, the balcony room is better.

Reviewed March 02, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Roger from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Terrace Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2011

5 star resort in a unique location.”

Quality of the facilities, staff service, choice of restaurants.

A 5 star resort 200kms from Abu Dhabi in the Liwa Desert. Exceptional service levels and stunning views of the desert make this a unique location for a no expense spared holiday. The facilities were outstanding, especially the comfort of the beds and linen, and the De Luxe Terraces were huge, being as big as the room itself. Beautiful pool with attentive staff, a choice of restaurants (although expensive for Westerners)and all the attractions of the desert make Qasr Al Sarab a memorable experience. Highly recommended.

Reviewed November 13, 2011
9.6
Exceptional
Filipa from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Perfect Landscape ”

Beautiful place with amazing hospitality. I enjoyed every second because everything was just perfect. I have tried many desert resorts but Qasr Al Sarab is unique. The hotel is located into to beautiful Liwa Dunes and it has incredible facilities with the best customer service .

Reviewed September 08, 2019

Dear Filipa, thank you for taking the time providing us with a great comment on your recent stay. I am delight to read your positive feedback and I will definitely share your comment with the whole team. We look forward to welcome you back one day for another amazing stay and experience. Kind regards, Adrian Stoppe General Manager

Responded September 17, 2019
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.2
Exceptional
John from United States
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Fantastic Staff, Great Desert Location”

We just spent 2 days/1 night earlier this week, and I have to say that the facility and the staff were both outstanding. Many resorts around the world could learn from the training program Qasr al Sarab obviously puts its associates through. Every interaction across every area of the resort - and we tried just about everything - was exceptional and world-class. I highly recommend both the sunset camel ride and the sunrise dune bashing activities. They are expensive, but well worth it.

Reviewed March 30, 2016

Dear John, Thank you for this review full of nice compliments for our team. It is so heartwarming to read that you have recognized the efforts and dedication of our team. It is always gratifying to know that we have been able to please our guests. It was thoughtful of you to inform us of this great news that you considered Qasr Al Sarab team as one of the best in the world. We are grateful for your valued patronage and looking forward to providing you another amazing experience. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

Responded May 21, 2017
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
10.0
Exceptional
Petronella from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Wonderful hotel, staff and location.”

Beautiful rooms, great friendly staff, fantastic pool and wonderful restaurants.

My husband and I had a most wonderful weekend, everything about Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort and it's surrounds are magnificent. I highly recommend everyone to go for a a visit.

Reviewed February 19, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Tom from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Balcony Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Truly, a lifetime experience!”

Qasr al Sarab is much more than just a hotel. It is a real desert experience in the romantic tradition of literature and film. Our eight-year-old son is still talking about the sand dunes, the camels and the French fort-style accommodation. It is not cheap, but the cost is soon forgotten.

Reviewed April 07, 2017

Dear Tom, Thank you for your beautiful review and for staying with us. I was very pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the accommodation and service. It is with a smile on our face while we read your feedback and how your son was deeply captivated about the experience. Once again, our heartfelt appreciation for sharing your wonderful memories and looking forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again the not too distant future. War sunny greetings from Liwa Desert, Axel Bethke and the team of Qasr Al Sarab

Responded May 21, 2017
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.7
Exceptional
Jay from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Deluxe Terrace Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

One night birthday treat”

The views of the dunes all around the resort; the friendly and helpful staff; spacious and comfortable rooms.

We had a very relaxing overnight stay at Qasr Al Sarab. We enjoyed the poolside food and drinks and had a lovely evening meal. I would have liked to have spent 1 or 2 more nights there in order to do some of the activities and check out the spa. The winding drive leading to the hotel off of the highway gives you the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere, which is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of the city.

Reviewed October 26, 2015
9.2
Exceptional
Wioletta from United States
Couple
Deluxe Balcony Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Great with some concerns”

Awesome setting, beautiful facilities. However, if after paying $600 a night you want some peace and quiet around the pool forget it. There were many families with small children here... the resort needs to set aside one section of the very large pool as adults only... There were children everywhere.. at the swim up bar too.. very noisy. Secondly, the prices for food and drinks here are astronomical. I paid $32 for a hamburger, and $28 for a shot of tequila. Yes, you are in the middle of the desert, but this is over the top in taking advantage of people.

Reviewed November 01, 2018

Dear Wioletta, Thank you for posting your review. Yoru feedback about the price is duly noted. We will discuss it with our management for pricing review. Sincerely, Husam Khraisat Executive Assistant Manager

Responded November 06, 2018
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.6
Exceptional
DOMINIC from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Terrace Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Fantastic stay with arabic touch”

The hotel is located in the middle of the desert surrounded by big sand dunes with a mythic atmosphere. The hotel and facilities are build in Arabic style. The room we had was clean and very spacious. (room with terrace/balcony) The bathtub was excellent (very big), the view from the balcony was great. The bed/mattress, pillows and duvet were awesome. Best sleep ever. I even considered to buy the brand... You can do many thing around and the pool gives you a relaxed oasis feeling. I can definitely recommend this hotel. Enjoy!

Reviewed December 12, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
Tom from Belgium
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

Desert Oasis”

Location, Architecture, Food

This is a special place. The resort feels like an Arabian oasis in the middle of the desert. Although it is a recent construction, it feels authentic and the architecture is amazing, you feel like being in an ancient fortress village. The food choices are all good, sometimes simply too much! Good service and nice activities, but do note that even very young children will have to pay for the activities. Mornings are best when it starts getting hot.

Reviewed April 28, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Garrett from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

Beautiful desert resort”

I have visited Dubai many times and this is such a relief to be away from the city! The sand dunes surrounding the resort are massive and beautiful, with amazing vistas in all directions that can be viewed from all parts of the resort. I enjoyed horseback riding in the desert (a first) and certainly plan to return.

Reviewed November 29, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
James from United States
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

An authentic get-away resort”

Peace and escape from stress is what we desired and Qsar al Sarab delivered.

Reviewed January 26, 2018

Dear James, Thank you for taking the time to post your review! I am delighted to hear that you consider QAS as the top destination in the world. Our dedication and efforts to provide guests with amazing experience has been our constant aim. Your kind words are testament that will continually inspire us to exceed guests expectation. Thank you for your compliments! Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

Responded January 30, 2018
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.0
Exceptional
Brett from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

Desert Oasis”

Service, tranquility, dunes

This desert oasis certainly lives up to it's reputation! The surrounding dune scenery is spectacular & well worth an early morning walk, before it gets too hot. The service & facilities are great, as is the breakfast buffet & fine dining of an evening in the Italian restaurant close to the pool. My wife & I had a lovely entrée & main each, with a bottle of wine, for around AED800. Very relaxing & well worth the trip into the desert - we'd thoroughly recommend it & our only regret was that we didn't get a couples massage.

Reviewed August 02, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Lamin from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2012

True sheikh's reatreat”

Desert!

If you've never been to the desert and love comfortable life go there! Amazing dunes and fantastic service are offered by the hotel. We actually felt as if we were leaving close friends and family when we were checking out: stuff is extremely caring and anticipates all the wishes. Just wondeful. If we happen to come or live in UAE again, coming to this place again is going to be our must-do thing.

Reviewed May 29, 2012
9.2
Exceptional
Wioletta from United States
Couple
Deluxe Balcony Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Great but.....”

Awesome surroundings and beautiful facilities. However, paying $500+ a night I would expect a little peace and quiet around the pool. I know this is not an adults only property, but the pool being so big, could easily have a section for adults only.. There was a kid pool but the kids were all over... It was hard to have a drink at the swim up bar as it was full of loud kids.... Secondly, this place really takes advantage by charging outrageous prices for food and drink... The outdoor dinner, bbq was ok... but not worth $120 per person without alcohol.. just a few salads and grilled kebabs... A hamburger at the pool costs $32 and a can of coke $10, while a shot of tequila - I paid $28.... Keep this in mind when booking this resort... you can easily go bankrupt spending on food and drink.

Reviewed November 01, 2018

Dear Wioletta, Thank you for posting your review. Your feedback about the price is duly noted. We will discuss it with our management for pricing review. Sincerely, Husam Khraisat Executive Assistant Manager

Responded November 06, 2018
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.6
Exceptional
guillaume from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Deluxe Balcony Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Amazing resort in an amazing desert location”

We stayed two nights there with my wife and have been blown away by this place. The location is in an amazingly beautiful protected desert area. The dunes are magnificent. Hotel is built in arabian style that suits the place nicely. Everything was great

Reviewed April 01, 2018

Dear Guillame, Thank you for your review! We are truly happy that you had a wonderful experience in QAS with your wife. Indeed, the beautiful landscape of Liwa desert and the resort is breathtaking. Thank you for your wonderful compliments. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

Responded April 04, 2018
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
9.6
Exceptional
Christopher from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Bedroom Pool Villa
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Exceeded expectations”

I have stayed at several anantaras and generally the quality is excellent... this is probably my favourite stay.. staff, facilities and the general atmosphere was great. Food was top notch, we will be back.. can recommend to anyone for a romantic trip.. especially in a 1 bed pool villa, we felt totally in our own place allowing us to relax. And completely private!

Reviewed October 09, 2017

Dear Christopher, Thank you for posting your review. I am delighted that you have chosen Qasr Al Sarab to spend your romantic getaway. My team and I are truly grateful to know how much you enjoyed your visit with us and would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the accommodation and service. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

Responded October 17, 2017
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
10.0
Exceptional
Anqi from China
Couple
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!”

The resort has a stunning view of the desert. And the staff is very friendly. You'll never get bored becauce they arrange kinds of activities for you to choose, like camel riding.

Reviewed December 20, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Debbie from Canada
Family with young children
Deluxe Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2016

5 Stars!”

Amazing experience!! Dinner at Al Falaj was a great experience. Food was delicious. Staff was incredible. By the pool, staff came around with refreshing drinks, cold towels, and offered to clean our sunglasses. We loved every minute!

Reviewed April 07, 2016

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very glad that you had a wonderful desert experience in Qasr Al Sarab. I can only hope that we made your stay an unforgettable experience. We look forward to greeting you again one day in the not too distant future and to the privilege of extending to you once again Anantara hospitality. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

Responded May 21, 2017
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara
10.0
Exceptional
Matthew from Canada
Family with young children
Anantara Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Great Hotel in a unique location”

Hotel Design, Location in the desert, Staff and Service

Excellent stay, a great experience overall. There are thousands of great 5 star hotels on beaches all over the world but this one, surrounded by desert, is truly unique.

Reviewed September 01, 2014
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